About Walking Tour of Ground Zero with Optional 9/11 Mem
Gain a deeper understanding of 9/11 on this walking tour of Ground Zero with a certified guide who has a personal connection with the events of that fateful day. Be captivated by first-hand stories as you explore the site of the former World Trade Center. Choose to enter the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. You'll also explore Manhattan’s Financial District, visiting places like Wall Street and Federal Hall, the site of New York's first terrorist attack in September of 1920.
Meet in Lower Manhattan and begin with a walking tour of the Financial
District, where you’ll visit sites like historic Federal Hall, the New York Stock
Exchange, Wall Street and St Paul Chapel, which served as a
makeshift rescue center during the terrorist attacks.
Visit the Steel Beam Cross, a symbol of hope for the city, and stop by the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial and the World Financial Center. Then, follow your guide to Ground Zero, where you’ll gain an understanding of the tragic events of 9/11.
As you explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood, you’ll be captivated by real first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide, who has a personal connection with that fateful day in New York City. Your guide was a survivor, an employee in the Twin Towers or someone who engaged in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Complete your 9/11 experience and choose the optional 9/11 Memorial admission. As you enter the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives. Timed admission to the 9/11 Memorial is included with this upgrade and your tour guide will accompany you into the site, built in honor of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The names of every victim of the attack are inscribed in panels alongside twin reflecting pools, which are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. You'll have until 6pm to explore the memorial on your own.